The Burden Of Proof In Science

Several months ago, Mano Singham posted on the burden of proof in science and in everyday life.  It is a very concise and thorough analysis.

The last main paragraph has this statement regarding the existence of a god:
‘There is a god’ is an existence claim and the burden of proof lies with those making the claim. Since no one has produced a preponderance of evidence in support of it, the claim is not to be taken seriously. Religious apologists who try to argue that god exists using logic alone without producing a preponderance of evidence in its favor are not being scientific and have entered the evidence-free realm of theology, in which one starts with whatever one wants to believe and then manufactures reasons for believing in it, even if that same reasoning is not applied to any other sphere of life.

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